While I find myself obsessing over the number all the time, I know there are other things I can do to help get me/keep me healthy. Today I tackled one of them.
I went to the dentist.
Now, I hate the dentist. I didn’t really go much as a kid, and as an adult, once I had insurance I was there all the time making up for 15 years + of lost time. Then in my early 20’s I got braces to fully take care of my very damaged and crooked teeth.
Since then they have been ok, a few cavities here and there. But when I lost full time employment in MA, I lost dental coverage. So I hadn’t been to the dentist in about 2 years. I just couldn’t afford the $60 + for cleanings, not to mention what fillings would cost out of pocket.
I had a consult and some xrays today and found that in one of my upper teeth there needs to be a major filling replacement. It’s loose and grimy and it is an issue I have had with this tooth before, so it is no surprise. They are also going to fix my very chipped tooth in front, so finally after 7-8 years without braces, that last bit will be complete. They are also offering a teeth whitening special, but there is no way I can afford it. I can hardly afford the treatment I have to have now (169 quid!) but I can tell that the fillings are loose and need to be replaced ASAP before I have more problems.
Tomorrow’s health adventure is my neuro consult (finally). I got on the phone and called them today asking why I hadn’t been contacted yet, and they had an opening for tomorrow, so I grabbed it. Hopefully, whoever I see can fix this 4 year long headache, or at the very least, give me some good drugs. 😉
Let’s hope I can also get in touch with the physio people so I can have my shoulder professionally evaluated as well, so working out is easier, and far less painful.